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Off Topic / Re: Making Friends with the Terminal
« Last post by NN on Today at 10:47:50 AM »
In order not to look for the program you need on the whisker-menu, just type its name in the terminal (e. g. mousepad) and the terminal will launch it for you.

Here is the list of commands that I use most often:

sudo apt install pluma (this command installs the Pluma text editor)

sudo apt remove firefox (this command removes FireFox from your system)

sudo apt purge parole (this command purges the Parole media-player )

sudo apt purge --autoremove parole (the same like in the previous command plus it removes some residual files left from Parole)

sudo apt autoremove

sudo apt autoclean (for cleaning your system)

sudo apt clean (this command cleans the app cache in your system)

sudo apt update (for updating your system)

sudo apt upgrade (for upgrading you system)

sudo apt full-upgrade

sudo apt dist-upgrade

sudo apt install -f or sudo apt -f install

clear (for clearing the window of the Terminal)

exit

reboot

shutdown

...

Instead of pluma, firefox and parole in the commands you should type the name of the app you need!!!

How to install several apps together? Like this:

sudo apt install pluma firefox parole -y

The -y here stands for 'Yes' in order not to press ENTER at all, if asked.

How to remove several apps together? Like this:

sudo apt remove pluma firefox parole -y

How to purge several apps together? Like this:

sudo apt purge pluma firefox parole -y

Only one word is changed, but the algorithm is the same. Nothing difficult. :)


P.S. Though I never remove Pluma, it's my favourite text editor since it can check spelling and sort lines on a list.  :)
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Off Topic / Re: Movie Scenes Thread
« Last post by Mart on Today at 10:16:00 AM »
Good idea for a thread, I like it. Let's slow down the posts though, I don't want Off Topic threads overshadowing actual Support requests at the top of the Forum. Cheers :)

Yes, it could become addictive. But we are fortunate to have such a great help forum.

So, good point well taken.  :)

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Off Topic / Re: Making Friends with the Terminal
« Last post by NN on Today at 09:42:59 AM »
You don't know whether the distro you use is LTS (= Long Term Support) or not?

Use this command:

lsb_release -a

You can just copy the command (in order not to type it) and paste it into the terminal window (via Ctrl+Shift+V).


P.S. By the way, you can copy anything from the terminal window as well, just like in a text editor.

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Off Topic / Re: Making Friends with the Terminal
« Last post by NN on Today at 09:30:47 AM »
Now, let's type uname --help

And you will get a help manual for the commands to learn more about your Linux.

Try this one from the help list, for example:

uname -a

This command shows the information about the kernel of your Linux.

Try all the listed (in uname --help) commands to see what's the difference.

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Off Topic / Re: Making Friends with the Terminal
« Last post by NN on Today at 07:41:08 AM »
Now type in the Terminal cal. Wow, just another calendar but of the current month!

Type cal -3

You will get another calendar with 3 months - previous, current and next.
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Off Topic / Re: Making Friends with the Terminal
« Last post by NN on Today at 07:23:04 AM »
If the window of an app hangs up/gets frozen and you can't close it now way, ask for the help of your 'genie' - type xkill and follow the instruction in the Terminal.

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On Topic / Re: Linux Replacements for Windows Programs
« Last post by Jerry on Today at 06:47:50 AM »
As shown above it doesn't seem to display with img tags.
I just notice, you sticky the other thread I started  :) 8) , thank you @Jerry
The tags did work for you, I see the code. And you're welcome on the Stickies :)

Sent from my Mi Max using Tapatalk

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On Topic / Re: Linux Replacements for Windows Programs
« Last post by NN on Today at 06:39:59 AM »
:)
I wasn't sure how to get it to display in the thread so put the link.

Really? Then how did you manage to paste pics in your earlier posts (e.g. here)?
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Off Topic / Re: Making Friends with the Terminal
« Last post by NN on Today at 06:20:30 AM »
The command screenfetch shows some information about your Linux:




If you don't have the app yet, install it asking your friendly and ready-to-help 'genie' to do that. Type this:

sudo apt install screenfetch

That's all! And as easy as 1-2-3. Enjoy!  :)

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Off Topic / Re: Making Friends with the Terminal
« Last post by NN on Today at 05:54:58 AM »
Type htop , and you will get the task-manager, but right in the Terminal.





This app (htop) should be installed beforehand. But, I guess, it is already installed in Linux Lite. You can check it out by yourself.

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